101 Posts and Counting! Thanks.

So this marks our 100th post and one year anniversary.  We’ve had interviews, polls, contests and more over the last year.  We’ve also gained 1,000+ Twitter followers and made some good friends along the way.  Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to an even better 2nd year!

“Print the Legend” a New 3D Printing Movie Coming Soon!


The 3D printing revolution has begun. Who will make it?

There’s a new documentary about 3D printing called “Print the Legend” that tells the story of cutthroat 3D printing start-ups.   The movie centers on the question, “The 3D printing revolution has begun. Who will make it?”  The story isn’t about 3D printing technology explicitly, but rather groups of entrepreneurs in an exploding industry.  The movie was screened and won an award at this year’s SXSW and it was also announced it would soon be available exclusively on Netflix.  You can watch the trailer here.

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3D Printing to Help Rescue Coral Reefs?

My trip to the Great Barrier Reef

My trip to the Great Barrier Reef

On my trip to the Great Barrier Reef in 2012 you quickly and constantly hear about the disappearance of the reef and its environmental impact, some estimates put the coral loss at 50%.  You may have heard of groups intentionally sinking old ships to create artificial reefs and often cast concrete is used, but both these struggle to produce the complexity and diversity of a natural reef.  Enter 3D printing Continue reading

What do Elephant Reproduction, Heavy Industry and 3D Printing Have in Common?

Image courtesy of Tom Curtis at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Is momentum building for 3D printing in heavy industry? (Image courtesy of Tom Curtis at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

What does heavy industry and pregnant elephants have to do with 3D printing?  We’ll get to that towards the end I think the payoff will be worth it for you.  I subscribe to a number of diverse industrial journals and was surprised to see an article in Foundry Management & Technology about 3D printing of industrial pumps.  Maybe I’m foolish, but to me it was a sign, Continue reading